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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library


The history of the East Asian Library goes back a long time. In 1933, the Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China, heard of a fine Chinese library for sale. It consisted of about 40,000 volumes collected by a scholar Mr. Mu Hsueh Hsun (1880 - 1929). He was the former secretary at the German Legation in Peking.

Bishop White immediately put in an offer of $10,500 which was accepted. Then Bishop White, Dr. Sigmund Samuel, Sir Robert Mond, and Professor John C. Ferguson put together a donation for the purchase of the library. The Mu Collection was catalogued in Peking. It reached Toronto in 1935. This marked the beginning of the Chinese collection.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library continues to hold its place among the major East Asian research libraries in North America. In fulfilling its role as a leading East Asian resource centre in the nation, the library is deeply indebted to its many supporters and donors.

The Library began with a collection of rare materials acquired from China in the 1930's. This special collection is now known as the Mu Collection. More Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials were added later. The library now has over 553,000 volumes (as of May 2012). It is a major research collection on East Asian studies in North America.

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Topics & Subjects
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Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese
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Ji bu
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Japanese literature
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Japanese language
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Chinese literature
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library - Rare Books Collection
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880-06 zhang, yushu, 1642-1711
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880-04 iwano, shiny, 1893-1968
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880-05 qianlong, emperor of china, 1711-1799
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880-06 shen, qingya, fl. 1729 zuan
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880-03 hanawa, hokiichi, 1746-1821
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880-01 su, shi, 1037-1101
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by Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Yamamoto, Sansei
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Topics: Waka, Haiku (Collections)
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by 880-05 Nakanishi, Chji, 1875-1937; 880-06 Tamura, Nishio, 1880-1958
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Includes index
Topics: Jruri, Jruri
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by Kwong, Ki Chiu
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Other title: Hua Ying zi dian ji cheng
Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sansom, George Bailey, Sir, 1883-1965
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Includes index
Topic: Japanese language
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Topics: English language, English language
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Topics: Chinese literature, Classification
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Sait, Hidesabur, 1866-1929; 880-06 Toyota, Minoru, 1855-1972
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Topic: English language
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by Lévi, Sylvain, 1863-1935; Takakusu, Junjir, 1866-1945; Demiéville, Paul; Watanabe, Kaigyoku, 1872-1933; Fondation Otâni et Wada
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Issued in fascicles
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Moule, A. C. (Arthur Christopher), 1873-1957; Pelliot, Paul, 1878-1945
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Mongols
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Topic: Chinese language
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by Rose-Innes, Arthur
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Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
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by China; Hsia, Chin-lin, 1896-; Chow, James L. E; Chang, Yukon; Foo, Ping-sheung
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"The Drafting Committee of the Chinese Civil Code has decided not to issue any official translation of the Code"--Foreword
Topic: Civil law
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Topics: Coinage, Currency question, Precious metals, Copper
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Douglas, Carstairs, 1830-1877; Barclay, Thomas. Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language
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Appendix: Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language / Thomas Barclay. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1923
Topic: Chinese language
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by Rose-Innes, Arthur
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Topic: Japanese language
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by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
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by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
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by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
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by Mackenzie, Donald Alexander, 1873-1936
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Topics: Mythology, Chinese, Legends, Mythology, Japanese, Folklore, Folklore, Legends
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by Baird, Annie Laurie Adams, 1864-1916
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Topics: Korean language, Korean language, Korean language
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by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Kamo, Chomei, 1153?-1216? Hojoki; Yoshida, Kendo, 1282?-1350. Tsurezuregusa; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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by 880-05 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953; 880-06 Shen, Deqian, 1673-1769
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Selected by Deqian Shen. Cf. p. 25 (3rd group)
Topics: Chinese poetry, Chinese poetry, Japanese poetry
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by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
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by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Ogy, Sorai, 1666-1728; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topic: Military art and science
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by Couling, Samuel, 1859-1922
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by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C; Matsudaira, Hatenksai; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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by Kokon chomon sh; Miura, Osamu
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by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
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Topics: Kouta, Waka, Japanese poetry (Collections)
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by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
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by Ban, Nobutomo, 1773-1846
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Topic: Shinto
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by Morikawa, Kyoroku, 1656-1715; Kakami, Shiko, 1665-1731. Wakan bunso; Yokoi, Yayu, 1702-1783. Uzura goromo
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Topics: Japanese literature, Haiku
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by Shikitei, Samba, 1776-1822
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by 880-04 Iwano, Shiny, 1893-1968
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by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
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by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
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by Xu, Muyun, 1898-
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Topics: Dramatists, Chinese, Chinese drama
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by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
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by Hayashi, Taisuke
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Topics: Etiquette, China, Rites and ceremonies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mizuno, Kgen, 1901-
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Topic: Buddhism
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by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
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by Jippensha, Ikku, 1765-1831
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by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
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by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Chinese poetry
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by Huai-nan tz, d. 122 B.C; Kikuchi, Bank; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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by Hakuin, 1686-1769
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by Li, P'an-lung, 1514-1570; Chou, Pi, fl. 1228. San t'i shih; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
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Topic: Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ota, Nampo, 1749-1823
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Topic: Waka
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200; 880-06 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ch'u tz'
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Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Razan, 1583-1657
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Topics: Philosophy, Japanese, Confucius and Confucianism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yamada, Yoshio, 1873-1958
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by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
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by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yashiro, Hirokata, 1758-1841; Kokusho Kankkai
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Japanese
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289; Matsudaira, Yasukuni, 1863-1945; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
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by Lu, Shao-hêng; Hung, Ying-ming, fl. 1596. Ts'ai kên t'ang; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
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Topic: Conduct of life
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by Hakuin, 1686-1769
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by Minami, Shigeki
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Topic: Kabuki plays
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by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Japanese poetry (Collections)
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by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Kokei, 1733-1806; Ishihara, Masaaki, 1764-1821. Nen nen zuihitsu; Shimizu, Hamaomi, 1776-1824. Yukyo manroku; Matsudaira, Sadanobu, 1759-1829. Kagetsu sosho
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Topic: Japanese essays
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Takeuchi, Kakusai, d. 1827?; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Toyotomi, Hideyoshi, 1536?-1598
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by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
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by Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725
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